Donald Trump did not like getting humiliated by Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in the last debate in Houston, and you know how we know that he knows he got humiliated? Because he's doing what glass-jawed bullies always do when you hit them back - whining like a baby and threatening to run away like a coward:
Trump on Friday night hinted he had thought about skipping another GOP debate, as he lamented the events as “a terrible waste of time.”
“Aren't these debates ridiculous, though?” Trump asked supporters at a rally in Oklahoma City, according to Business Insider.
"How about if I don't do the next debate? Yes?" he added, before quickly deciding: "Ah, no, I'll do it."
The billionaire businessman said debates are repetitive and predictable.
“How many times can you say the same thing over and over? I can give you the answers of the governor, the two senators,” he said. “I can give you every single answer. I can also say Ben [Carson] will complain about not being asked a question. And he's right! It's not fair.”
Trump ran away once before, at the Iowa debate, because he was scared of Megyn Kelly - or perhaps just put out that a smart, attractive woman was neither intimidated nor wowed by him. Now, he gets his head handed to him by two sons-of-Hispanic-immigrant Senators who had the effrontery to not inherit $200 million, and he whimpers about "unfair" and talks about running away again.
Remind me why anyone even pretends to think this guy could stand up to Hillary Clinton? Marco Rubio didn't give up when he had one bad debate. Reagan in '84 and George W. Bush in 2004 didn't give up when they had one bad debate. Even Barack Obama in 2012 didn't give up when he had one bad debate. But Trump is made of more delicate stuff. He couldn't even say no to Hillary when she asked him for donations, because he was too frightened to take the Koch brothers' path of standing up to public vilification for putting their money where their principles are. Trump may have a few right-wing instincts to go with his lifelong social liberalism and love of big government, but he has the backbone of a jellyfish.